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Usher - 87% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Drama Action & Adventure Urban & Rap Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient Horror Dance
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Usher Raymond IV, 14 October 1978, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Originally drawn from LaFace Records’ seemingly inexhaustible wellspring of young R&B acts in the mid-90s, Usher is one of the few who can boast of real star quality and staying power. Indeed, after the release of his self-titled debut in 1994, there seemed to be a danger that he would become better kno Read more

J. Holiday - 84% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Nahum Grymes, 29 November 1984, Washington, DC, USA. This contemporary R&B singer was raised in Washington, DC, within a highly musical family. He began singing at a young age, encouraged by his mother who performed as part of a family gospel group in her own church. As he reached his late teens Grymes’ musical tastes began to take on a more secular flavour, with cl Read more

Omarion - 84% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap Urban & Rap Comedy Kids & Family
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Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA. Vocalist Omarion launched his solo career at the start of 2004 following the surprise break-up of his former group, the highly successful R&B boy band B2K. His solo work followed the direction of B2K’s US number 1 hit ‘Bump, Bump, Bump’, a raunchy collaboration with P. Diddy written by Read more

Ginuwine - 76% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, 15 October 1970 (1975 is also cited), Washington, DC, USA. Talented R&B performer Ginuwine began his musical apprenticeship at the age of 12, performing at parties and (illegally) at bars with his friends in the neighbourhood outfit, Finesse Five. From this he progressed to a solo act, which was initially built around impersonations of his childhood Read more

Trey Songz - 75% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Horror Pop / Rock
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Tremaine Aldon Neverson, 28 November 1984, Petersburg, Virginia, USA. This smooth-voiced R&B artist was initially inspired by rap music but was encouraged to concentrate on singing by his family and friends. At the age of 15 he met his mentor, noted soul producer Troy Taylor, who coached the young teenager in vocal techniques and landed him his first break in 2004 by sec Read more

Joe - 74% match to Mario

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Kids & Family Jazz Reggae
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Joe Lewis Thomas, 5 July 1973, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA. Raised to sing gospel by his minister father, Joe Thomas has graduated to become one of the leading artists on the American urban R&B market in the late 90s and early 00s. Read more

Jagged Edge - 73% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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This urban R&B vocal quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, USA almost signed a recording contract with Michael Bivins, a former member of their idols New Edition, but after the contract fell through they were snapped up by Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. The group was formed by twins Brandon ‘Case Dinero’ and Brian ‘Brasco’ Casey, who were brought u Read more

Ray J - 71% match to Mario

Genres: Horror R&B / Soul Television Action & Adventure
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William Ray Norwood Jnr., 17 January 1981, McComb, Mississippi, USA. The younger brother of R&B vocalist Brandy, Ray J broke into the world of entertainment at an early age. Born in Mississippi but raised in southern California, he began featuring in commercials at the age of eight, and by 12 was co-starring in the television series The Sinbad Show. Two years later he si Read more

Avant - 70% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul
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26 April 1978, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This US modern R&B singer earned immediate comparisons to fellow Midwest native R. Kelly when he made his initial breakthrough in 2000 with the hit single ‘Separated’. Raised in Cleveland, Avant began singing in church but first attracted attention while studying at Cleveland School of the Arts. ‘Separated’ was rel Read more

B2K - 70% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based boy band was formed by Omarion (Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA), Raz B (b. DeMario Monte Thornton, 13 June 1985, Cleveland, Ohio, USA), Lil’ Fizz (b. Druex Pierre Frederic, 26 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA) and J-Boog (b. Jarell Damonte Houston, 11 August 1985, Los Angeles, Cal Read more

R. Kelly - 69% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Urban & Rap Reggae Dance Holiday & Seasonal
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Robert Sylvester Kelly, 8 January 1967 (1969 is also cited), Chicago, Illinois, USA. This urban R&B singer-songwriter and producer first made an impact in 1991 with his band Public Announcement, and has since become one of America’s most successful solo artists. Read more

Tyrese - 66% match to Mario

Genres: Action & Adventure Drama R&B / Soul Comedy Dance Horror Sci-Fi / Fantasy Sports & Recreation
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Tyrese Darnell Gibson, 30 December 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA. This photogenic urban R&B singer is also a highly successful model and actor. Gibson grew up in Los Angeles’ tough Watts ghetto, gaining his big break when he starred in a 1997 advertisement for Coca-Cola. RCA Records won the ensuing scramble for Tyrese’s signature, and were rewarded when hi Read more

Keyshia Cole - 65% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama
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15 October 1981, Oakland, California, USA. R&B vocalist Cole made a favourable impression with her 2005 debut The Way It Is, a rich reward after the singer had spent several years working behind the scenes as a session vocalist. Cole grew up in inner city Oakland and showed an interest in music from an early age. By the age of 12 she had already appeared on recordings wi Read more

Sammie - 56% match to Mario

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Sisqo - 56% match to Mario

Genres: Comedy Urban & Rap Urban & Rap Music Videos & Concerts
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Mark Andrews, 9 November 1978, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This distinctive silver-haired singer established his performing credentials as a founding member of highly successful urban R&B quartet Dru Hill, who enjoyed transatlantic hits in the late 90s with singles such as ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ and ‘These Are The Times’. The four members of Dru Hill s Read more

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